Cricket World Cup Fantasy League – Sri Lankan Records

The last two world cup fantasy cricket match has been won by the hosting nations. World cup 2011 had been hosted in India and won by India. Same with world cup 2015; it had been hosted in Australia and won by Australia.

This time around England is hosting the tournament and is the strongest contender to lift the trophy. Over the years cricket world cup fantasy league has seen many records set and many others are broken.  It seems like it won’t be any different this time.

One of the consistent teams at cricket world cup fantasy game, Sri Lanka has been the winners of 1996. They have made it to the final three times, winning once. This year world cup 2019, the semi-finalists of World Cup 2015 are playing the World Cup under the leadership of Dimuth Karunaratne.

Here’s a look at some of the stats highlights for Sri Lanka at the CWC fantasy since its inception in 1975.

Highest total of the team

Sri Lanka’s highest total at the World Cup came during the 1996 edition when they scored 398 for 5 against Kenya in Kandy. Aravinda de Silva led the charge with 145 off 115 balls.

Lowest total of the team

Their lowest total was registered against the West Indies in the very first World Cup of 1975 when Sri Lanka was shot out for 86 against the West Indies with Bernard Julien claiming 4/20.

Sangakkara with 1532 world cup runs

Kumar Sangakkara is Sri Lanka’s leading run getter in the World Cup with 1532 runs. Sangakkara played four World Cups, making his debut in 2003 and went on to surpass the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who tally 1165 and 1112 runs respectively.

Highest Average of Sangakkara

Sangakkara also holds the record for the highest average. With eight, not outs, Sangakkara averages 56.74, ahead of Dilshan and Sri Lanka’s former World Cup winning captain, Arjuna Ranatunga.

Centuries of Sangakkara

In four World Cups, Sangakkara has five centuries, four of which came on the trot during the 2015 World Cup which ensured Sri Lanka made it to the semi-final.

Highest individual score by Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the third-highest run-getter of Sri Lanka, holds the record for Sri Lanka’s highest individual score at the World Cup. His unbeaten 161 against Bangladesh arrived during the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne, where Dilshan hammered 22 fours at a strike rate of 110. Sri Lanka went on to beat Bangladesh comprehensively by 92 runs.

Angelo Mathews’ strike rate

Former captain Angelo Mathews has the highest-strike rate among all Sri Lankan players. Mathews hasn’t really set the World Cup on fire, with just 289 runs from 10 innings, but those runs have come at an SR of 94.13, ahead of Dilshan, Jayasuriya, and Sangakkara

Players with most half-centuries

Sangakkara and Ranatunga have the maximum half-centuries for Sri Lanka, 7. However, in terms of the most 50-plus scores in the World Cup, the wicket-keeper batsman leads the chart with 12 such scores, three more than the next in line Mahela Jayawardene, who tallies 9.

Ranatunga and his world cup ducks

He may have led Sri Lanka to their only World Cup triumph in 1996, but Ranatunga wasn’t always the best with the bat. He has the maximum of ducks for his country at the World Cup and ties the record with Jayawardene. Jayawardene, however, has four hundred, while Ranatunga has not reached the three-figure mark even once.

Jayasuriya and his sixes

Sanath Jayasuriya has smoked 27 sixes, miles ahead of the next in line, de Silva, who has 15 sixes. Jayasuriya has also hit the most sixes in a World Cup innings by a Sri Lankan when he tonked seven sixes against Bangladesh at Port of Spain in 2007. Jayasuriya has also taken the highest number of catches by a Sri Lanka cricketer in a World Cup, 18.

Most run in a single edition

Jayawardene has the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup for Sri Lanka. He scored 548 runs at an average of 60.88, with one century and four fifties during the 2007 edition and played a key role in Sri Lanka reaching the final in the West Indies.

Most world cup matches for Sri Lanka

Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have played the most World Cup matches for Sri Lanka – 40. Both played five World Cups for their country.

Highest partnership for Sri Lanka

Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hold the record for Sri Lanka’s highest partnership for any wicket in the World Cup. They put on 282 runs in Pallekele against Zimbabwe in 2011 as Sri Lanka romped home by 139 runs, Dilshan was adjudged Player of the Match for his knock of 144.

Highest wicket-taker

With 68 wickets, Muralitharan is Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker, ahead of Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga, who have 49 and 43 wickets respectively.

Best bowling for Sri Lanka by Vaas

Vaas, however, has produced the best bowling figures in an innings by a Sri Lankan. His 6 for 25 against Bangladesh in 2003 gave Sri Lanka a comfortable 10-wicket win with 173 balls to spare.

Most dismissals

Sangakkara has affected the most dismissals by a Sri Lankan wicketkeeper in the World Cup. In 37 matches, Sangakkara has taken 41 catches and affected 13 stumpings.

Five-wicket haul

Ashantha de Mel, the former fast bowler has two five-wicket hauls for Sri Lanka in a World Cup. Malinga and Vaas are the only other two bowlers to have taken a five-for for Sri Lanka in the history of the World Cup.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – 3 Amazing Records by Indians

Indian cricket team has evolved to a great extent from the 90s. The 90s were the days of cricket betting scandals for the Indian team. After winning the world cup fantasy cricket game in 1983, the quality of Indian cricket team deteriorated because of those scandals.

Then came the “Dada” of Indian cricket who led the team to a new era. And the Indian team never looked back. India won its second CWC fantasy world cup title in 2011 and has been one of the successful teams in its history.

India created history in 1983 ODI fantasy world cup by defeating the defending champions, West Indies. They again created history when they reached the world cup finals in 2003 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. And another history created in 2011 when the Dhoni-led team won the trophy after 28 years.

Let us take a look at three selective and surprising records held by Indians in the fantasy world cup tournament history. Read on and get surprised:

Bishan Bedi’s maiden overs

Bishan Bedi, nicknamed as Bishu, was part of the famous Indian spin quartet. The quartet included Bhagwat Chandrashekar, Erapalli Prasanna, Srinivas Venkataraghavan and Bedi himself in the 1970s era. Bedi was left-arm orthodox bowler from Punjab. He had a very impressive bowling variation and with the ball in hand, he often created for batsmen when on the crease.

As test cricket had prominence during those days, he played less ODI cricket. During world cup 1975, Bedi participated for India and bowled two maiden overs against East Africa in a single game. So far, no other bowler has achieved this feat in the world cup. Let’s see what if anyone can break this record in this world cup.

Sourav Ganguly’s partnership records

The “God on the off side” and also the “Dada”, the form Indian team skipper, Sourav Ganguly was the warhorse. Ganguly was synonymous to aggression, was a fighter and he took the Indian cricket team to new heights under his captaincy. He has been regarded as one of the greatest captains of the Indian cricket team.

Ganguly has participated in 3 world cup tournaments for India from 1999 to 2007. He was the captain for team India in world cup 2003. He was one of the most elegant left-handed stroke makers India has produced. In his ODI career of 311 matches, Ganguly has an average of 41 with 22 centuries in his record.

Ganguly has a unique record of partnering in three 200+ partnerships in World cup history. His first and highest partnership of 318 runs came with Rahul Dravid in World Cup 1999. The second one of 244 runs in world cup against Namibia with Sachin Tendulkar. The third partnership of 202 runs withVirenderSehwagwas against Bermuda in world cup 2007.

Centuries of Sachin Tendulkar at a young age

The master blaster from India is famously holding nearly 50% of the world cup records under his name. One of the most gifted cricketers of the Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar did wonders for India from a young age.

He participated in six world cups and shares this record with Javed Miandad of Pakistan.  His batting campaign in world cup 2003 was extremely successful and fans cheer those memories till today. Tendulkar has given cricket a new dimension in India. Playing for India from a very young age also put him into the World Cup squad of India during world cup 1992.

Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have won two “Man of the Match” awards prior to age of 20 in World cups.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – 11 CWC Hosting Nations

The Cricket World Cup has really remained as the main attraction worldwide. The world cup fantasy cricket crowd of the best fantasy cricket platform is usually willing to give their best when it is about cheering for their preferred team.

It is an esteemed, and a dream occasion for a cricketing nation to host the Cricket World Cup. But, not all cricket playing nations have got to host the world cup fantasy game all this time. Until now, only 11 major cricketing nations have hosted this famous event of cricket.

The most notable cricketing nations worldwide such as England and India have hosted it more than 2 times. Let us take a look at the 11 nations which have hosted the ODI fantasy world cup:

Bangladesh – 2011

The 10th season of the World Cup had hosted in three nations – India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. For the first time World Cup had hosted in Bangladesh. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium and Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium were two main grounds where matches played Bangladesh.

Kenya – 2003

ICC selected Kenya as the co-host along with South Africa and Zimbabwe during Cricket World Cup 2003. The teams played very few matches there. The Nairobi Gymkhana Club picked as the venue to host the games due to its seating capacity of 8,000 spectators.

Zimbabwe – 2003

The standard of international cricket in Zimbabwe has elevated hugely in the last few years. The credibility for it goes to a few high-class cricketers of the nation who took their gameplay to a new extent. This was the reason that this nation had allotted to host a few matches of World Cup 2003. 6 matches of the World Cup 2003 had played in Harare and Bulawayo of Zimbabwe.

West Indies – 2007

West Indies acquired the chance to host the World Cup 2007 in their nation. 8 stadiums used to host 51 matches of the tournament. Kensington Oval hosted the final match of that World Cup.

Sri Lanka – 1996 and 2011

Sri Lanka has hosted 2 World Cups till now. They hosted the World Cup for the first time in 1996 with India and Pakistan as the co-host. They hosted 4 matches of that tournament, 3 in Colombo and 1 in Kandy. Sri Lanka hosted 2ndWorld Cup in 2011 with India and Bangladesh as their hosting partners.

Pakistan – 1987 and 1996

Pakistan hosted the World Cup with India in 1987 for the first time. 10 matches of that World Cup had played in Pakistan and the rest in India. For the 2nd time, Pakistan co-hosted the tournament in 1996 with India and Sri Lanka.

South Africa – 2003

South Africa was selected as the main host for World Cup 2003. However, few matches were also played in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Zimbabwe and Kenya hosted 6 and 2 matches, respectively. So the major part of the tournament was played in South Africa.12 venues were used in the tournament in which Durban and Johannes burg had been chosen as major grounds.

Australia and New Zealand – 1992 and 2015

New Zealand has hosted cricket World Cup for 2 times till now. They had hosted it in 1992 along with their neighbouring nation, Australia for the first time. In the year 2015, they again co-hosted the tournament with Australia for the second time.

India –1987, 1996 and 2011

India has hosted 3 out of the 11 World Cups until now. For the first time, India co-hosted the tournament in 1987 with Pakistan. The next 2 world cups hosted by India had been played in 1996 and 2011, respectively.

England – 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999

The first ever Cricket World Cup in the year 1975 had been hosted in England. They were the nation to host the most prestigious event in the history of cricket. They also have the record for hosting 4 World Cup tournaments so far. The first 3 World Cups were consecutively hosted by the England side in the year 1975, 1979 and 1983. They hosted their 4thcup in the year 1999. In all these 4 world cups, final matches were played in London.

England is going to host the world cup 2019 from this 30th May for the 5th time.

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CWC Fantasy – Most Individual Runs in a Series

Playing in world cup fantasy league is a lot of pressure for the cricketers. Many talented cricketers sometimes cannot cope up with a sort of pressure.

One bad inning of a batsman can prove disastrous for his team. This pressure even gets a boost if one team reaches the world cup cricket game final.

However, there are many batsmen who are comfortable in playing under pressure. Pressure brings out the best of these players, particularly in world cup fantasy game.

Let us take a look at those batsmen who have scored most runs in a single world cup tournament. Read on and start playing CWC fantasy cricket at, the most trusted fantasy sports platform of India.

Sachin Tendulkar – India

He is the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world. Sachin Tendulkar holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game, including most runs in a world cup series. During world cup 2003 in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe, he scored 673 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 152 runs with an average of 61.18 and a strike rate of 89.25. So far, no one has surpassed his record.

Matthew Hayden – Australia

The left-handed Aussie batsman, Matthew Hayden believed in strength, both in mental and physical. His strength enabled him to touch the heights of batsmanship. During world cup 2007in West Indies, Hayden scored 659 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 158 runs with an average of 73.22 and a strike rate of 101.07.

Mahela Jayawardene – Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan skipper and right-handed batsman, Mahela Jayawardene had a huge appetite for runs and he proved this in the world cup. During world cup 2007 in West Indies, Jayawardene scored 548 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 115* runs with an average of 60.88 and a strike rate of 85.09.

Martin Guptill – New Zealand

Few players in world cricket play the short-arm pull on one leg with elegance like Martin Guptill plays. The right-handed opening Kiwi batsman, Guptill scored 547 runs in 9 matches during world cup 2015 in Australia/New Zealand. His highest in series was 237* runs with an average of 68.37 and a strike rate of 104.58.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Kumar Sangakkara was another from the island nation with huge run appetite. During world cup 2015in Australia/New Zealand, Sangakkara scored 541 runs in 7 matches. His highest in series was 124 runs with an average of 108.20 and a strike rate of 105.87.

Ricky Ponting – Australia

The former Aussie skipper and top order right-handed batsman, Ricky Ponting was the most uncompromising player of his generation. He had led his nation to two world cup wins in 2003 and 2007. During world cup 2007in West Indies, Ponting scored 539 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 113 runs with an average of 67.37 and a strike rate of 95.39.

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CWC Fantasy – First 6 Centuries of World Cup Cricket 1975

So far the record has reached 165! Scoring a century on world cup fantasy game is one thing, which a batsman can do to put his name in the records books.

Fantasy cricket world cup is the biggest stage for a cricketer to showcase his skills with the bat and the ball. There is nothing more memorable for a cricketer to perform excellently that leave a mark in World cup history.

During the initial ODI fantasy world cup, hitting centuries were difficult. Though now it isn’t a difficult feat for the batsmen as the pitch condition all over the world has improved a lot from the older days.

Let us take a look at the first 5 centuries by cricketers during the initial world cup for all over CWC fantasy game users:

Dennis Amiss

The inaugural world cup in 1975 saw six centuries. This English right-handed batsman did well in his initial days of ODIs. Dennis Amiss’ name will ever remain recorded in the record book of the world cup. Why? He is the first batsman to hit a century in the world cup. The day was 7 June 1975 and the match was between England and India at Lord’s. Amiss hit 137 off 147 balls which included 18 fours. His had a strike rate of 93.19.

Glenn Turner

The Kiwiright handed batsman, Glen Turner is the second one in this list. He scored a century on the same day as Dennis Amiss in a different match. Practically, Turner had shared the honor with Amiss. On 7 June 1975, Turner scored a massive 171* runs off 201 balls at Birmingham against East Africa. His century included 16 boundaries and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 85.07.

Keith Fletcher

Another English right-handed batsman, Keith Fletcher is the third in this list. On 11 June 1975, Fletcher scored an impressive 131 runs off 147 balls at Nottingham against New Zealand. His century included 13 boundaries with a strike rate of 89.11.

Alan Turner

Australian left-hand opening steady rather than spectacular batsman, Alan Turner is the fourth in this list. On the same day as Fletcher,11 June 1975, Alan Turner scored a decent 101 runs off 113 balls at The Oval against Sri Lanka. His century included 9 boundaries and 1 six with a strike rate of 89.38.

Glenn Turner

New Zealand’s Glenn Turner is the sole batsman of world cup 1975 to hit two centuries in that year. On 14 June 1975, Glenn scored a massive 114* runs off 177 balls at Manchester against India. His century included 13 boundaries with a strike rate of 64.40.

Clive Lloyd

West Indies left-handed crucial hard-hitting batsman and one of the most successful captains in history, Clive Lloyd is the sixth in this list. On 21 June 1975, Lloyd scored a decent 102 runs off 85 balls at The Lord’s against Australia. His century included 12 boundaries and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 120.00.

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Fantasy World Cup 2019 – Great ODI Captains Never Won CWC

Have you participated in the fantasy world cup cricket games at India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform, Do you remember how much points your team captain brings for you? It is a 2X.

Perhaps cricket is the only sport where a team captain holds a very important space for the entire team. It is the most important job in cricket as decisions are taken by captain have a huge impact on the outcome of a match. We have seen many famous players take up the role of skipper in the world cup fantasy game. Some of them excel at it while some have crumbled under vast pressure which comes with the job.

Many skippers were largely successful throughout their career but failed to get their hands on the world cup fantasy league.

Here’s a look at four such great ODI captains who could not win a World Cup cricket game:

Stephen Fleming

The charismatic southpaw captained New Zealand for 10 years in a row from 1997 to 2007. His ice cool character and able man management skills were admired around the world.

The Black Caps finished in the top four when Fleming first captained in world cup 1999. In the World Cup 2003, New Zealand was knocked out in the Super Six stage after collapsing badly against Australia and India. During his last World Cup in 2007, Fleming led his team to the Semi-Final where they lost to Sri Lanka.

Hansie Cronje

South African skipper Hansie Cronje has been immensely successful in ODI matches. But his achievements were stained after his stunning admission of match-fixing in 2002. He has been one of the most hardworking and disciplined cricketers during his career who brought success for the Proteas.

In world cup 1996, he captained South African and reached to Quarter Finals but was knocked out by West Indies. In the 1999 World Cup, the Proteas side reached Semi Final but lost to Australia.

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly took over the reins of the Indian team at the time when cricket had lost its glory due to match-fixing scandals. Ganguly brought a new aggressive enthusiasm in the team and under his captaincy, the team flourished in international cricket.

When he captained for his team in world cup 2003, the team was at its peak form. They reached the finals and faced Australia in the match. As the outcome of the match, India lost to Australia by 125 runs giving them scope to win their third title.

Graeme Smith

Smith was just 22 when he was given the responsibility of the South African team following the sudden death of Hansie Cronje. He brought respect for the Proteas in all formats of the game under his leadership.  During world cup 2007, the team reached the semi-finals and lost again to Australia. In the 2011 tournament, they reached to quarter-final but collapsed badly against New Zealand.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup Recap – Players with Most Fifties

Batsmen over the years in the ODI fantasy world cup have shown that it’s not just about those big hundreds but a half-century is an equally important feat.

A three-figure score has other levels of importance in every cricket match. But even a fifty is a crucial achievement and contribution in a 50 over world cup fantasy game.

At 11Wickets, India’s most trusted fantasy gaming platform, we take a look at the cricketers with most fifties in fantasy world cup cricket match. Read on:

Sachin Tendulkar – India

The God of Indian cricket and the master batsman of the international cricket world, Sachin Tendulkar played in the tournament from 1992 to 2011. In 45 world cup matches, he has scored 15 half-centuries at an average of 56.95. Also, he has scored 21 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman, Kumar Sangakkara was destined for more than just batting stardom. Sangakkara played in world cup from 2003 to 2015. In 37 world cup matches, he has scored 7 half-centuries at an average of 56.74. Also, he has scored 12 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

Ricky Ponting – Australia

The most successful Australian run-maker, Ricky Ponting played in world cup from 1996 to 2011. In 46 world cup matches, he has scored 6 half-centuries at an average of 45.86. Also, he has scored 11 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

AB de Villiers – South Africa

A cricketer with overflowing talent and the temperament to back it up, AB de Villiers played in world cup from 2007 to 2015. In 23 world cup matches, he has scored 6 half-centuries at an average of 63.52. Also, he has scored 10 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

Herschelle Gibbs – South Africa

The so-not-ordinary cricketer of South African team, Herschelle Gibbs played in world cup from 1999 to 2007. In 25 world cup matches, he has scored 8 half-centuries at an average of 56.15. Also, he has scored 10 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup 2019 – The Stadiums of England

Cricket, the beautiful sport was born in England and they were the people publicizing it. Ever since the ODI fantasy world cup began in 1975, England hasn’t able to win the trophy for a single time.

England hosted this biggest international tournament, fantasy cricket world cup, consecutively three times in the initial years.

This cricket world cup 2019the nation is hosting the tournament for the 5th time, along with Wales. It is also seen as a favorite for winning the championship this time.

Let us take a look at the stadiums the matches of this world cup cricket game has been hosting:

1) Lord’s, London

It has been named as the ‘Home of Cricket’. This iconic cricket ground had been inaugurated in 1814. So far, Lord’s has hosted 10 Cricket World Cup matches, including the finals of 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions. During this world cup, 5 matches are going to hold in Lord’s including the World Cup Final.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Lord’s:

  1. Sunday, June 23: Pakistan v South Africa, Match 30 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Tuesday, June 25: England v Australia, Match 32 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Saturday, June 29: New Zealand v Australia, Match 37 (6:00 pm IST)
  4. Friday, July 05: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Match 43 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Sunday, July 14: TBC v TBC, Final (3:00 pm IST)

2) The Oval, London

The Oval, with a capacity of 25,000, is going to host 5 matches of the tournament, including the already hosted opener between England and South Africa. Established in 1845, the Oval is one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world. The Oval has played host to a number of big World Cup matches, with ten matches taking place at the venue during 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions.

World cup cricket matches schedule at the Oval:

  1. Thursday, May 30: England v South Africa, Match 1 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Sunday, June 02: South Africa v Bangladesh, Match 5 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Wednesday, June 05: Bangladesh v New Zealand, Match 9 (6:00 pm IST)
  4. Sunday, June 09: India v Australia, Match 14 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Saturday, June 15: Sri Lanka v Australia, Match 20 (3:00 pm IST)

3) Old Trafford, Manchester

Old Trafford is the busiest venue at the tournament, as it is hosting six games, including a semi-final. The ground, with a capacity of 19,000, will be the venue for the most-watched game when India takes on Pakistan on June 16. The ground has been used for World Cup matches in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the tournament.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Old Trafford, Manchester

  1. Sunday, June 16: India vs Pakistan, Match 22 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Tuesday, June 18: England v Afghanistan, Match 24 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Saturday, June 22: Windies v New Zealand, Match 29 (6:00 pm IST)
  4. Thursday, June 27: Windies v India, Match 34 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Saturday, July 06: Australia v South Africa, Match 45 (6:00 pm IST)
  6. Tuesday, July 09: 1st Semi-Final (teams to be decided) (3:00 pm IST)

4) Edgbaston, Birmingham

Established in 1886, the ground will host five games at the tournament, including one semi-final and the high-profile match of England and India. The ground has so far hosted four previous ICC Cricket World Cups and was a semi-final location in 1979, 1983 and 1999.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Edgbaston:

  1. Wednesday, June 19: New Zealand v South Africa, Match 25 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Wednesday, June 26: New Zealand v Pakistan, Match 33 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Sunday, June 30: England v India, Match 38 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Tuesday, July 02: Bangladesh v India, Match 40 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Thursday, July 11: 2nd Semi-Final (teams to be decided) (3:00 pm IST)

5) Trent Bridge, Nottingham

First opened in 1841, Trent Bridge is a truly historic cricket ground. It first hosted a one-day international in 1974 and has been used as a Cricket World Cup venue in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions. The stadium has a capacity of 17,500 and will host five matches during the tournament.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Trent Bridge, Nottingham:

  1. Friday, May 31: Windies v Pakistan, Match 2 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Monday, June 03: England v Pakistan, Match 6 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Thursday, June 06: Australia v Windies, Match 10 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. June 13 Thursday: India v New Zealand, Match 18 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Thursday, June 20: Australia v Bangladesh, Match 26 (3:00 pm IST)

6) The Riverside Durham, Durham

The stadium, with a capacity of 14,000, will host three games at the World Cup 2019. Established in 1995, the Riverside Durham has previously hosted four world cup games in the 1999 edition.

World cup cricket matches schedule at The Riverside Durham:

  1. Friday, June 28: Sri Lanka v South Africa, Match 35 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Monday, July 01: Sri Lanka vWindies, Match 39 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Wednesday, July 03: England v New Zealand, Match 41 (3:00 pm IST)

7) Cardiff Wales Stadium

The Cardiff Wales Stadium has been a venue in the past for Cricket World Cup in 1999. The venue has short straight boundaries but very long square boundaries. During this tournament, the stadium will host four games.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Cardiff Wales Stadium:

  1. Saturday, June 01: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Match 3 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Tuesday, June 04: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Match 7 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Saturday, June 08: England v Bangladesh, Match 12 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Saturday, June 15: South Africa v Afghanistan, Match 21 (3:00 pm IST)

8) Bristol County Ground

The Bristol County Ground will host three matches during the tournament. The ground has earlier hosted three World Cup matches – one match in 1983 and two in 1999. The ground, which first opened in 1889, has a capacity of 11,000 and is a perfectly circular area.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Bristol County Ground:

  1. Saturday, June 01: Afghanistan v Australia, Match 4 (6:00 pm IST)
  2. Friday, June 07: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Match 11 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Tuesday, June 11: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Match 16 (3:00 pm IST)

9) Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

The Hampshire Bowl is going to host the tournament for the first time this year, with five matches being played at this venue. The Hampshire Bowl, with a capacity of 17,000, was opened in 2001.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Hampshire Bowl:

  1. Wednesday, June 05: South Africa v India, Match 8 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Monday, June 10: South Africa v Windies, Match 15 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Friday, June 14: England v Windies, Match 19 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Saturday, June 22: India v Afghanistan, Match 28 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Monday, June 24: Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Match 31 (3:00 pm IST)

10) County Ground Taunton, Taunton

The County Ground Taunton will host three games. It has been in use since 1882 and has a capacity of 8,000. The first international game played here was during the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and then two matches were hosted by it in 1999.

World cup cricket matches schedule at County Ground Taunton:

  1. Saturday, June 08: Afghanistan v New Zealand, Match 13 (6:00 pm IST)
  2. Wednesday, June 12: Australia v Pakistan, Match 17 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Monday, June 17: Windies v Bangladesh, Match 23 (3:00 pm IST)

11) Headingley, Leeds

Headingley has been a venue in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The ground, with a capacity of over 18,000, will host four ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, including Afghanistan’s two round-robin fixtures.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Headingley, Leeds:

  1. Friday, June 21: England v Sri Lanka, Match 27 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Saturday, June 29: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Match 36 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Thursday, July 04: Afghanistan v Windies, Match 42 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Saturday, July 06: Sri Lanka v India, Match 44 (3:00 pm IST)

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ODI Fantasy World Cup Recap – The Hat-Trick Heroes

Scoring a hat-trick is one of the most difficult achievements in a World Cup fantasy game!

Taking three wickets in three consecutive deliveries by a bowler demands concentration, skill, and immense patience. Picking a hat-trick is a huge achievement in ODI fantasy world cup.

Here is a list of bowlers who bagged this success in their bag during world cup fantasy cricket match.

Chetan Sharma (1987) v New Zealand

India’s paceman, Chetan Sharma, will forever have the honor of taking the first-ever world cup cricket game hat-trick. His dismissed Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, and Ewen Chatfield.

Saqlain Mushtaq (1999) v Zimbabwe

The fans had to wait 12 years and three more editions of the World Cup for our next hat-trick, which came from Pakistan off-spinner SaqlainMushtaq.

He got Henry Olonga of Zimbabwe stumped by Moin Khan to set the ball rolling, before replicating the dismissal the next ball to get rid of Adam Huckle. He made sure of the hat-trick – and the win – by trapping PommieMbangwa lbw.

Chaminda Vaas (2003) v Bangladesh

With the opening three balls of Sri Lanka’s World Cup clash with Bangladesh, Vaas became the first person in history to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of an ODI.

Hannan Sarkar was first to fall, bowled by a classic Vaas in-swinger. Mohammad Ashraful was next, looping up an easy caught and bowled chance for Vaas before EhsanulHaque edged the hat-trick ball to Mahela Jayawardene in the slips.

Brett Lee (2003) v Kenya

Australian speedster Brett Lee grabbed the second hat-trick of the Cricket World Cup in 2003 against Kenya. Kenya opener, Kennedy Otieno, was the first victim, as he played onto his stumps off his elbow. Brijal Patel then nicked off to Ricky Ponting at second slip, before Lee sealed the hat-trick with an unplayable 96.6mph yorker to bowl David Obuya.

Lasith Malinga (2007) v South Africa & (2011) v Kenya

Lasith Malinga is the only man to have taken two Cricket World Cup hat-tricks, taking his first against South Africa in 2007. Malinga clean bowled Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis andMakhayaNtini, but couldn’t stop South Africa reaching their target with a wicket to spare.

In 2011, Malinga dismissed Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche of Kenya in 2 separate overs.

Kemar Roach (2011) v Netherlands

Kemar Roach became the first West Indian to take a World Cup hat-trick with his effort against the Netherlands in 2011. Pieter Seelaar was Roach’s first victim, trapped in front for 1, with Bernard Loots also lbw to his first ball. Roach sealed the game, and his hat-trick, in style, uprooting BerendWestdijk’s middle stump to spark huge West Indian celebrations.

Steven Finn (2015) v Australia

Steven Finn became the first Englishman to take a World Cup hat-trick thanks to his final-over effort against Australia at the Cricket World Cup in 2015. He clean bowled Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Johnson.

JP Duminy (2015) v Sri Lanka

South Africa’s JP Duminy also claimed the honor in 2015 against Sri Lanka. He dismissed Angelo Mathews, NuwanKulasekara andTharinduKaushal and created a hat-trick.

Mohammed Shami (2019) v Afghanistan

The talented Indian pacer, Mohammed Shami has become the second bowler from India to claim the honor of hat-trick wicket against Afghanistan in the recent world cup match. This feat has been achieved by any Indian after 32 years of Chetan Sharma’s hat-trick. He took the wickets of Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman on the go.

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CWC Fantasy – Highest Wicket Takers in 11 Editions

The 12th edition of the cricket world cup is on-going in England and Wales. The cricket fans from around the world had been waiting for the CWC fantasy tournament to begin.

A brilliant bowling squad has always been a common attribute of all those world cup fantasy cricket match teams who have lifted up the trophy earlier.

Today we will travel down the memory lane and learn about the highest wicket-takers in 11 editions of world cup fantasy game.

Gary Gilmour (Australia) – WC 1975

During the first edition of the fantasy world cup in 1975, the left-handed Australian pacer Gary Gilmour became the highest wicket-taker. He took 11 wickets by playing just 2 matches. In the group stages, he had not been picked in the playing eleven.

Mike Hendricks (England) – WC 1979

In the second edition of the world cup, it was English pacer Mike Hendricks to become the highest wicket taker of the tournament. Hendricks played 5 matches and took 10 wickets. He was a consistent player throughout the tournament.

Roger Binny (India) – WC 1983

India won the world cup in 1983, the third edition of the world cup for the first time. Roger Binny, the right arm medium Indian pacer became the highest wicket-taker of 1983 tournament. He took 18 wickets in the 8 matches he played.

Craig Mcdermott (Australia) – WC 1987

Australia won their first world cup trophy during this year. The Aussie pacer Craig Mcdermott became the highest wicket taker of the tournament. He played a crucial role for his nation in the world cup. Mcdermott took 18 wickets in the 8 matches he played.

Wasim Akram (Pakistan) – WC 1992

In 1992 world cup, Wasim Akram from Pakistan became the highest wicket-taker. Pakistan became the cricket world champion that year and took the trophy home. Akram played 10 matches and took 18 wickets.

Anil Kumble (India) – WC 1996

During the sixth world cup edition, Indian legendary leg spinner became the highest wicket-taker. He played 7 matches and took 15 wickets.

Geoff Allott (New Zealand) & Shane Warne (Australia) – WC 1999

During the seventh edition of the world cup in 1999, two bowlers shared the honor of highest wicket-taker. The left-arm Kiwi pacer, Geoff Allott and Australian leg spinner, Shane Warne took 20 wickets each. They played 9 matches and 10 matches respectively.

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) – WC 2003

During world cup 2003, the Sri Lankan left-arm pacer reached the highest wicket-taker spot. He took 23 wickets in 10 matches but despite his terrific performance, the Lankans lost in the tournament.

Glenn McGrath (Australia) – WC 2007

The renowned Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath became the highest wicket-taker of the 2007 world cup. He played 11 matches and took 26 wickets during the entire tournament and led his nation to win the 4th trophy and complete their winning hat-trick.

Zaheer Khan (India) & Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – WC 2011

Again during the tenth world cup edition in 2011, two bowlers shared the top spot of highest wicket-takers. Zaheer Khan from India & ShahidAfridi from Pakistan took 21 wickets each. They played 9 matches and 8 matches respectively.

Mitchell Starc (Australia) & Trent Boult (New Zealand) – WC 2015

The terrific performances by Mitchell Starc of Australia& Trent Boult of New Zealand reach the top spot during 2015 world cup. Both of them took 22 wickets each during the tournament. Starc played 8 wickets and Boult played in 9 wickets.

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